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Calathea Rufibarba | 14CM Pot

Calathea Rufibarba | 14CM Pot

Regular price £18.95 GBP
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The Rufibarba gets its common name, Velvet Calathea, from the fuzzy, soft feel of the underside of her leaves. She is a beautiful plant that has very distinctive leaves that are a deep green on top and a dark purple underneath. She is native to the Tropical Americas and she is also great at purifying the air.

Also known as: Velvet Calathea

Ideal location: all room. Bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, studies and bedrooms and corridors

Light conditions: position in a warm area in bright but indirect light. 

Watering: likes to be kept in damp soil at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil.  Little and often is a good watering policy. Reduce the amount of water given during the winter months.

Neediness: requires a little extra care, specifically to ensure that a humid environment is maintained. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity. Remove dust with a damp cloth to unblock pores. This will help the plant breathe.

Pets & Children: this plant is safe around pets and children.

Rate of growth:  average growth.

Sizing: Pot W14cm x Plant Height approx. 40cm.

Temperature: normal room temperature, does not like sudden changes in temperature and will not cope with a temperature lower than 15°C. Avoid draughts and ensure the plant has reasonable ventilation.

Please note, the decorative planter is not included in the price.

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